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McLean County Executive Committee met September 10

By Michael Abella | Nov 11, 2019

Meeting 11

McLean County Executive Committee met Sept. 10.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

The Executive Committee of the McLean County Board met on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 400, Government Center, 115 E. Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois.

Members Present: Chairman John McIntyre, Members Jim Soeldner, William Caisley Chuck Erickson, George Gordon, Susan Schafer, Laurie Wollrab, Catherine Metsker and Josh Barnett

Members Absent: None

Other Board Members Present: None

Staff Present:

Department Heads/ Elected Officials Present:

Others Present: Camille Rodriguez, County Administrator; Eric Schmitt, Assistant County Administrator; Cassy T aylor Assistant County Administrator, Jessica Woods, Assistant State’s Attorney – Civil Division; Ms. Julie Morlock, Recording Secretary; Trisha Malott, Behavioral Health Coordinating Council Supervisor

Department Heads/ Elected Officials Present: Mr. Jon Sandage, McLean County Sheriff, Mr. Don Knapp, State’s Attorney, Ms. Becky McNeil, Treasurer

Others Present:

Chairman McIntyre called to order a meeting of the Executive Committee at 4:30 p.m. and declared a quorum.

Chairman McIntyre presented the minutes from the July 16, 2019 special meeting and August 13, 2019 regular meeting of the Executive Committee for approval.

Motion by Barnett/Wollrab to approve the minutes from July 16, 2019 special meeting and August 13, 2019 regular meeting of the Executive Committee. Motion Carried

Chairman McIntyre confirmed there were no members of the public or employees to speak before the Committee.

Chairman McIntyre presented appointments and reappointments for approval. Ms. Wollrab voiced her no vote on Ryan Scritchlow. Mr. Gordon stated he had reservations about Mr. Scritchlow approaching zoning matters with a completely open mind. Mr. McIntyre indicated Mr. Scritchlow served on the Bloomington Planning Commission for five years admirably. He stated Mr. Gordon was referring to Mr. Scritchlow’s opposition to an issue that came before the Board regarding the Solid Waste Management Plan and some interpretation that his stance was based on being a small business owner himself. Mr. McIntyre stated he felt Mr. Scritchlow would be objective. He stated he had discussed appointment with Mr. Dick and the Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals and he would continue to support Mr. Scritchlow for this appointment. Mr. Erickson stated he remembered when Solid Waste Management Plan came before the County Board and there was discussion at that time about his conflict but he felt it was resolved and Mr. Scritchlow voted on the matter. Mr. Erickson stated he felt Mr. Scritchlow would be objective and thought he was an excellent choice. Mr. McIntyre stated all members have disagreed on issues and that is why there are several members. Ms. Wollrab said she could disagree with members, but felt Mr. Scritchlow was self-representing his business interests over that of his constituents which she felt was different than disagreeing with someone on their stance on a matter. She said her no vote on his appointment stood but she supported the other two appointments.

Motion by Caisley/Erickson to recommend approval of appointments and reappointments. Members Gordon and Wollrab voted no.

Motion Carried.

Chairman McIntyre presented for action a request to award the justice system consulting RFP to MTG Management Consultants, LLC. Ms. Wollrab asked if staff had contacted other counties who had worked with the proposed vendor. Mr. Nelson indicated he had talked with his counter parts from Kane, Peoria and Lake Counties and all three were extremely happy with services provided.

Motion by Schafer/Gordon to recommend approval of award of the justice system consulting RFP to MTG Management Consultants, LLC.

Motion Carried.

Chairman McIntyre presented for action a request to approve a proclamation of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Mr. Nelson stated they have been working to increase awareness and thanked the Committee for their support.

Motion by Barnett/Wollrab to recommend approval of a proclamation of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Motion Approved.

Chairman McIntyre indicated there was a general report from the Information Technology Department in the packet and asked if there were any questions for Mr. Nelson; hearing none he thanked him.

Mr. George Gordon, Chairman of the Justice Committee presented for action a request to approve a grant between McLean County and the State of Illinois Office of the Attorney General for the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Program for McLean County Children’s Advocacy Center.

Motion by Gordon/Caisley to recommend approval of a request to approve a grant between McLean County and the State of Illinois Office of the Attorney General for the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Program for McLean County Children’s Advocacy Center.

Motion Carried.

Mr. Gordon presented for action a request to approve a grant between McLean County and the State of Illinois Office of the Attorney General for the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Program for McLean County CASA.

Motion by Gordon/Metsker to recommend approval of a request to approve a grant between McLean County and the State of Illinois Office of the Attorney General for the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Program for McLean County CASA.

Motion Carried.

Mr. Gordon presented for action a request to approve a Resolution Amending the Funded Full- Time Equivalent Positions Resolution for 2019 (CASA).

Motion by Gordon/Schafer to recommend approval of a Resolution Amending the Funded Full-Time Equivalent Positions Resolution for 2019 (CASA). 

Motion Carried.

Mr. Gordon presented for action a request to approve an Emergency Appropriation Ordinance Amending the McLean County Fiscal Year 2019 Combined Annual Appropriation and Budget Ordinance (CAC).

Motion by Gordon/Wollrab to recommend approval of an Emergency Appropriation Ordinance Amending the McLean County Fiscal Year 2019 Combined Annual Appropriation and Budget Ordinance (CAC).

Motion Carried.

Mr. Gordon presented for action a request to approve a Violent Crime Victims Assistance Program Grant Agreement between McLean County and the State of Illinois Office of Attorney General for the State’s Attorney Office.

Motion by Gordon/Barnett to recommend approval of a Violent Crime Victims Assistance Program Grant Agreement between McLean County and the State of Illinois Office of Attorney General for the State’s Attorney Office.

Motion Carried.

Mr. Gordon indicated the Justice Committee had no further items for action today but would have one additional item for the Board next week. Chairman McIntyre asked if there were any questions, hearing none, he thanked him.

Mr. Jim Soeldner, Chairman of the Finance Committee presented for action a request to approve the Proposed Insurance Program for Policy Year 2020. Mr. Soeldner thanked Staff for their hard work on this.

Motion by Soeldner/Wollrab to recommend approval of the Proposed Insurance Program for Policy Year 2020.

Motion Carried.

Mr. Soeldner indicated they had nothing further for the Committee today, but would have items for the Board next week. Chairman McIntyre asked if there were any questions for Mr. Soeldner, hearing none he thanked him.

Ms. Susan Schafer, Chairman of the Health Committee presented for action a request to approve an Emergency Appropriation Ordinance Amending the McLean County Fiscal Year 2019 Combined Annual Appropriation and Budget Ordinance for the Nursing Home. Ms. Wollrab said she was in favor of taking care of this but wanted to make sure there were steps being taken to prevent this in the future. Ms. Schafer indicated books have been reviewed and they have not found other instances of this occurring. Ms. Rodriguez indicated they have been reviewing processes and brought the Auditor in to assist. She said they are looking at how they can book numbers and keep track of information inputted into State system compared to what we receive back. Mr. Caisley asked if they have been able to reconcile when these overpayments occurred with specific residents. Ms. Rodriguez indicated the State System is not keeping up with our input of information so reimbursement is occurring after we have submitted change in circumstance but before the State system is updated. She stated it is hard to reconcile as we received lump sum payments that do not state which residents payment applies. She said they are now booking differently to keep track of amount that is supposed to be billed and received from Medicaid and what we actually receive. Mr. Caisley asked if this occurs when someone goes from private pay to Medicaid. Ms. Rodriguez stated it mostly occurs when a person is on Medicaid and their financial situation changes slightly. She then provided an example.

Motion by Schafer/Gordon to recommend approval of an Emergency Appropriation Ordinance Amending the McLean County Fiscal Year 2019 Combined Annual Appropriation and Budget Ordinance for the Nursing Home. 

Motion Carried.

Ms. Schafer indicated they had nothing further for action today but would have something for the board next week. Chairman McIntyre asked if there were any questions; hearing none, he thanked her.

Mr. Chuck Erickson, Chairman of the Land Use and Development Committee indicated they had no action items for today, but would have an item for the Board next week. Chairman McIntyre asked if there were any questions, hearing none, he thanked Mr. Erickson.

Mr. William Caisley, Chairman of the Transportation Committee indicated they had nothing for action today, but would have items next week for the Board. Chairman McIntyre asked if there were any questions; hearing none, he thanked Mr. Caisley.

Mr. Josh Barnett, Vice Chairman of the Property Committee presented for action a request to approve a Capital Improvement Agreement by and between the Public Building Commission and McLean County.

Motion by Barnett/Wollrab to recommend approval of Capital Improvement Agreement by and between the Public Building Commission and McLean County.

Motion Carried.

Mr. Josh Barnett, Vice Chairman of the Property Committee presented for action an Emergency Appropriation Ordinance Amending the McLean County Fiscal Year 2019 Combined Annual Appropriation and Budget Ordinance General Fund 0001, Facilities Management 0041. Ms. Wollrab asked if this would be repaid over several years or one payment. Mr. Barnett indicated it would be spread out with a zero percent interest rate.

Motion by Barnett/Metsker to recommend approval of an Emergency Appropriation Ordinance Amending the McLean County Fiscal Year 2019 Combined Annual Appropriation and Budget Ordinance General Fund 0001, Facilities Management 0041.

Motion Carried.

Mr. Josh Barnett, Vice Chairman of the Property Committee presented for action a request to approve an Emergency Appropriation Ordinance Amending the McLean County Fiscal Year 2019 Combined Annual Appropriation and Budget Ordinance (Facilities FF&E).

Motion by Barnett/Gordon to recommend approval of a request to approve of an Emergency Appropriation Ordinance Amending the McLean County Fiscal Year 2019 Combined Annual Appropriation and Budget Ordinance (Facilities FF&E). 

Motion Carried.

Mr. Barnett indicated they had nothing further for the Committee today but would have one additional item for the Board next week. Chairman McIntyre asked if there were any questions; hearing none, he thanked him.

Ms. Camille Rodriguez, County Administrator presented the general employment activity report was in the packet and she would be happy to answer any questions.

Under Other Business Mr. McIntyre stated the Behavioral Health Coordinating Council was scheduled to meet on Friday, September 13th. He mentioned agenda items and indicated members were welcome to attend. He also provided the date for the Behavioral Health Community Health Forum of October 17th at the Marriott.

Mr. Soeldner stated he has spoken with someone from the Taxpayers Federation of Illinois as they seem to be one of the lead groups on proposed legislation dealing with revenue from sale of cannabis. He said they spoke about timeline to start receiving revenue. Mr. Soeldner said individual indicated the intent of legislation was to allow governments to start collecting revenue right away, but that is not what the legislation stated. Mr. Soeldner stated he would like to see this Board come up with a Resolution by November so we would be prepared to start taxing. Ms. Wollrab asked him what our process would be. Mr. Soeldner stated he felt we would first need to decide if we are going to tax and the rate we would tax and then prepare and pass documents to put that into effect based on legislation. Ms. Schafer stated it was her understanding the only place that would be allowed to sell cannabis was the dispensary in Normal. Mr. Soeldner stated that is what the legislation says now, but that was not the intent of the legislation. He felt that more retail locations would also be part of a trailer bill. Mr. McIntrye asked if he would forward email with information to the Committee. Mr. McIntyre stated he and Camille had met with Mr. Taylor Anderson, the County’s lobbyist about this and a few other matters. Ms. Rodriguez indicated she would be attending a conference of County Administrators and cannabis was on the agenda. She indicated she would pass along any information that she obtains.

Mr. Soeldner mentioned the Legislative Breakfast on Monday the 16th. Mr. Gordon asked if we knew what would be included in trailer bills. Mr. Soeldner stated that legislators attending the breakfast might know. He also reminded the Committee that cannabis legislation would affect many departments. Mr. Caisley asked if Mr. Anderson would be at the breakfast. Mr. McIntyre stated he was invited and Ms. Rodriguez indicated she would follow up with him.

Chairman McIntyre presented transfers from the County Administrator for approval

Motion by Schafer/Caisley to approve the transfers 

Motion Carried.

Chairman McIntyre presented invoices for the General, Shared Sales Tax, Veterans and Waste Management Funds in the amount of $283,567.30.

Motion by Gordon/Metsker to recommend approval of bills for the General Fund in the amount of $283,567.30.

Motion carried.

Chairman McIntyre presented invoices for Regional Planning Fund in the amount of $4,340.93.

Motion by Barnett/Wollrab to recommend payment of the Regional Planning invoices in the amount of $4,340.93.

Motion Carried.

Chairman McIntyre asked if there was anything further; hearing nothing, he adjourned the Executive Committee meeting at 5:00 p.m.

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